B.C. Wildfire: Quesnel mayor warns of fake fire marshals going door-to-door issuing evacuation alerts

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson.
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson.

The mayor of Quesnel said he has received “disturbing reports” of residents receiving evacuation alerts from people going door-to-door posing as fire marshals.

“These individuals have been dressed in some form of uniform and wear high-viz vests and are door-knocking in various areas around Quesnel,” Mayor Bob Simpson said in a Facebook post.

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Simpson went on say that officials will only go door-to-door if an actual order is issued and they will have a signed copy of the order to display.

He asked residents to report any suspicious activity to RCMP at 250-992-9211.

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